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CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS AND CREATIVE WORK NEW FACTUAL STORYTELLING – Emerging forms of nonfiction in film and interactive media Symposium and Screenings University of Canberra, Friday April 10, 2015 An interdisciplinary one-day symposium and screenings about new forms of factual storytelling. Deadline For Proposals: February 22, 2014. UC DocLab at the Centre for Creative …

Nonfiction lab’s Kyla Brettle and David Carlin have recently spent five days in Bangkok furiously recording location material for a non-fiction radio feature commissioned by ABC Radio National’s Creative Audio Unit. The sound piece, which answers to the working title of ‘Making up on radio’, explores the construction of textual and sexual identity within liminal …

This is straight cut and paste from the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association call for papers for this year’s conference. 2015 ASPERA Conference 15-17th July What’s This Space? Screen Practice, audiences & education for the future decade. The ASPERA conference is an annual opportunity for academics, filmmakers and postgraduate students to present and …

The documentary node of the nonfictionLab is running two events in early February. On Monday February 16th a symposium about interactive documentary will be held. This will have local and some interstate participants. The symposium is related to an anthology that Adrian Miles is preparing, so all of the symposium presenters have chapters in the …

Wednesday, February 18, 10am – 4pm RMIT University, City Campus Building 9, Level 2, Room 5 (map) This is a free workshop, to book your place please email rsvpnonfictionlab@rmit.edu.au Korsakow is a computer program that allows non programmers to make multilinear video works. This all day workshop, lead by Korsakow expert Adrian Miles, is a …

Last week members of RMIT’s nonfictionLab travelled north to make merry with like-minds of the Creative Ecologies Lab at Macquarie Uni. I went along, arriving into Sydney in time for the launch of Jessica L. Wilkinson’s Suite for Percy Grainger: a biography, and continuing conviviality over drinks and dinner. The ensuing symposium, a think-tank on …

One outcome from the Creative Ecologies Lab and nonfictionLab (if only nonfictionLab was nonfiction Lab, then I could just write creative ecologies and nonfiction lab collaboration) two day collaborative workshop was the desire to share some references around creative arts research – hereafter known as CAR. To drive this I have set up a group, …

Tim Sinclair’s storified Twitter stream from the first CEL/nonfictionLab symposium: Collaboration Symposium 2014.

All day. 11 x 25 minute edit sessions. 45 minute lunch break. Gruelling, grinding, and quite impressive how much everyone got through. Next step, reading each other’s work. The rules of bootcamp? If after two minutes you still don’t know, move on. Edit on paper Don’t use black pen Pay attention to sentences, and after …

The documentary node are holding their first ‘edit bootcamp’ shortly. The edit bootcamp is the culmination of three months of regular workshops that have been designed to get early career researchers and research candidates writing. For the bootcamp everyone has drafted a minimum of 5000 words and there will be, at least, one complete edit …

Fresh from doco node member Seth Keen: Kia Ora from AOTEAROA. I have video work ‘Dead TV’ in the MINA 2014 international screening tonight, Thursday in Auckland and at the NZ archive in December.

Many honours students are currently doing a full day ‘edit bootcamp’ where they are working intensively on completing their major research project. This is the fifth bootcamp day we’ve held this year, and they seem to be working well. Many of the students are doing work that is aligned to the lab, and we hope …

Adrian Danks commissioned and edited a special issue of Senses of Cinema dedicated to one of the key figures of Australian screen culture, scholar, academic, actor, poet, broadcaster, voiceover artist and raconteur, John Flaus. The issue consists of 39 separate articles, poems and essays incorporating work published by John over the last 60 years and …